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Frequent tanner shares graphic selfie of her skin cancer treatment

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Despite the warnings and dangers, people still willingly plop into tanning beds.

In order to raise awareness of the dangers of tanning beds, one woman with skin cancer has taken to social media to share a selfie of her blistered skin after going through skin cancer treatment

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Skip Googling With Facebook’s New “Add A Link” Mobile Status Search Engine

Facebook News Mobile link sharing is a clumsy rigmarole of app switching and copy & pasting. So to get more people posting links, Facebook is testing an in-app keyword search engine that lets you find websites and articles to add to your status updates. Alongside buttons to add photos or locations, some iOS users are seeing a new “Add A Link” option. Just punch in a query, and Facebook will… Read More

Chicken soup for the Facebook soul: Social media helps fight homelessness in D.C.

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The ThankList is presented by American Greetings. We've all heard of a bucketlist, but what about a ThankList? It's a list of people you want to thank for shaping you as a person. And a step toward a world that's just a little bit nicer. Who’s on your ThankList?


It's 1:30 p.m. – three hours before a morsel of food will be served – and a crowd is already gathering outside of Miriam's Kitchen. 

If you didn't know it was there, you'd probably walk right by it: Located in Washington, D.C.'s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, known primarily for wandering undergrads and lush embassies, Miriam's Kitchen hides inside of the Western Presbyterian Church on Virginia Ave NW.  Read more...

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Facebook: Spinning off Messenger was a good move, and here’s why

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Some Facebook users hate change — that's just fact.

Roll out a radically revamped News Feed or tinker too much with privacy settings, and a subset of users inevitably cry foul. That's what happened when Facebook made its standalone Messenger app a mandatory download last year for people who wanted to continue sending text-based messages through the social network. This "family of apps" approach, Facebook said, was done for the benefit of users, so that each app could offer a richer, more focused experience.

Stan Chudnovsky, Messenger's head of product, suggests that if Facebook had kept Messenger a part of its main app, it wouldn't be as full an experience. Features such as video calling, introduced last week, would go unnoticed by users. Read more...

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Sheryl Sandberg on Dave Goldberg’s death: “Things will never be the same”

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Sheryl Sandberg broke her silence on Tuesday about the death of her husband and SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, who died suddenly from severe head trauma after collapsing while exercising last week.

In a heartfelt Facebook post, Facebook's COO thanked family and friends for the "outpouring of love" and recounted memories including how she met Goldberg almost 20 years ago after moving to Los Angeles.

"He showed me the Internet for the first time, planned fun outings, took me to temple for the Jewish holidays, introduced me to much cooler music than I had ever heard," Sandberg wrote, adding that they shared 11 happy years of love, marriage and partnership. "He gave me the experience of being deeply understood, truly supported and completely and utterly loved — and I will carry that with me always. Most importantly, he gave me the two most amazing children in the world." Read more...

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Facebook Messenger had 1 million video calls in the first 2 days, Facebook says

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It's been just over a week since Facebook rolled out video chat for Messenger, and things already look promising for the app's newest feature.

According to the company, Messenger users made over 1 million video calls during those first two days after launch. Video calling is currently available in 18 markets, including the UK, France, Greece, Mexico, Portugal and the United States, with more markets coming over the next few months. (Fingers crossed for Mashable readers Down Under.)

"We're very happy with the progress," Stan Chudnovsky, Facebook Messenger's Head of Product, told Mashable. Read more...

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Meerkat now lets you watch some live streams without Twitter

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It looks like Meerkat is finally addressing its troubles with Twitter, which has worked to limit the live streaming app's access to its users since the launch of rival Periscope, which is owned by Twitter.

Meerkat added Facebook support to its iOS app over the weekend, along with other features that minimize the app's reliance on Twitter, in its latest update.

The biggest change is that live streams can now be viewed from Facebook; the app no longer requires a Twitter account in order to watch all broadcasts. Those who manage a Facebook page for a brand or business can connect their Meerkat account with their Facebook page so live streams can be viewed from within Facebook. Read more...

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